This year’s Holst Lecture, the 40th since 1977, will be given by Andrew B. Watson PhD. In his Holst Lecture he will reflect on his work as a Senior Scientist for Vision Research at NASA Ames Research Center. Dr. Watson will receive the prestigious Holst Memorial Lecture Award 2016 for his important contributions to vision research.
The Windows of visibility
In his Lecture ‘The Windows of Visibility’ dr. Watson will refer to the fact that we do not see the world as it is, but only the view that is admitted by the window of our visual sense. In his talk he will explore the many narrow windows of visibility through which we experience the visual world.
Through these limitations, the eye reduces the infinitely complex physics of reality to a finite limited sample of information that our brain can manage. Remarkably, understanding these limitations is also key to designing better visual display technology. Dr. Watson will illustrate this idea with examples from quality optimization of display and lighting systems.
The Holst Memorial Lecture and Symposium are organized by Philips Lighting Research and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).
Symposium Quality of Light
While the Memorial Lecture by Andrew B. Watson will focus on achievements in vision research, the preceding Symposium will cover four topics, each for 30 minutes including Q&A.
Four eminent speakers, all leading academic and industrial professionals from different disciplines, will each address a specific aspect of light, ranging from consumer and entertainment lighting, horticulture, semantic lighting to virtual city planning and light rendering. In this way, the Symposium will address some of the many values light can offer.
Preceding the Holst Symposium, the TU/e’s Intelligent Lighting Institute (ILI) organizes its annual public outreach event ILIAD. Researchers connected to ILI will present current and upcoming research and innovation projects in Intelligent Lighting and its applications in Health and Well-being, focusing on the strategic partnership between TU/e and Philips Lighting. Poster presentations will be part of ILIAD 2016.
Location: Blauwe Zaal, Auditorium, TU/e More info: TU/e site
De Strategic Area Energy van de Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Tilburg University en Eneco nodigen u op 14 november a.s. van harte uit voor een symposium met Craig Morris naar aanleiding van zijn spraakmakende boek Energy Democracy.
De Energiewende zette het energielandschap in Duitsland op zijn kop. In zijn boek Energy Democracy beschrijft journalist Craig Morris hoe deze omwenteling mogelijk werd door lokale en regionale energie-initiatieven. Lang vóór het besluit van de Duitse bondskanselier Angela Merkel om de kerncentrales te sluiten. Morris laat zien hoe de energietransitie een unieke kans biedt om de energiesector te democratiseren en gemeenschappen te versterken – in Duitsland, maar ook in andere landen en regio’s zoals Brabant.
Graig Morris (@PPchef) is geboren in de Verenigde Staten en woont sinds 1992 in Duitsland. Hij is de auteur van o.a. The Energy Switch (2006) en schrijft over de energietransitie op de bekende Energiewende Blog.
More info: TU/e site
Location: Senaatszaal, Auditorium, TU/e
For the third year the visitor of the ‘Het Klokgebouw’ can experience which ingenious designs arise when engineers (to be) of various disciplines use their knowledge and understanding for the sake of design. Technology knowledge and understanding of what the user would help, challenge and enrich.
SensUs is the first international student competition on molecular biosensors for healthcare applications. SensUs 2016 is being organized by students at Eindhoven University of Technology in collaboration with professors of international universities.
Saturday 10 September is the SensUs Public Event. The student teams will present themselves and their biosensors to the general public. Presentations will also be given by experts in the field. Finally the jury will grant the awards to the winning teams, also based on the results of the testing event on the 9thof September.
13:30 “Past, Present and Future of Biosensing” – prof. Koen Kas
14:00 Presentations by the 5 Student Teams
15:45 “Biosensors Change Healthcare” – prof. Geert-Jan Dinant
16:15 Award Ceremony
16:50 Announcement of Biomarker SensUs 2017
The opening of the Academic Year marks the official start of the new academic year at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The ceremony is organized for all students, staff and external partners. The official Opening of the 2016-2017 Academic Year takes place on Monday, September 5, 2016, starting at 4 p.m. in the TU/e Auditorium.
Theme: Dream. Dare. Do.
This year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the TU/e, which has the theme Dream and Dare. At the opening of the academic year, we want to add the Do. It reflects the ambition the TU/e and its students to actively put their knowledge into practice. This may be as entrepreneurs or as scientists, but always to change society for the better.
We are proud to have three guest speakers from totally different backgrounds. From the public domain to the peak of scientific research and the very top of the industry. We have asked them to share their thoughts with you on their personal challenges and the actions they have taken to reach their goals. From the dream via the dare to the do.
16.00 hrs: Auditorium
Prof.Dr.Ir. Frank Baaijens, Rector Magnificus
Mr. Henk Kamp, Minister of Economic Affairs
Prof.Dr. Hans Clevers, Former President KNAW
Ir. Marjan van Loon, President Director Shell Netherlands.
17.30 – 23.30 hrs: Forum, MetaForum Party with The Partysquad and Hot Town
Closing of the Academic Year 2015-2016 with presentation of the Academic Awards and the Marina van Damme Grant in the Blauwe Zaal, followed by a festive gathering with Professors on Stage on the Groene Loper in front of the Flux building.
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